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noun [countable] pal pronunciation in British English /pæl/
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singularpal
pluralpals
  1. 1
    informal old-fashioned a friend

    I want him to meet my pals.

    old pal:

    Albert is one of his oldest pals, and a schoolfriend.

  2. 2
    spoken used for talking to a man who has annoyed you or made you angry

    Hey look, pal, I’m only doing my job here.

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